The mission of the Computer Science Academic Services team is to empower students to be active and responsible owners of their education.

Our team aims to accomplish this in the following ways:

  • create a safe space of acceptance, inclusion, and empathy for every student
  • advise, advocate, and educate students on program requirements, policies, opportunities, and navigating the institution
  • act as partners throughout a student's academic journey

As advisors, we strive to create and foster a positive working relationship with each student. Through this collaboration we encourage students to take a leadership role in their educational and career goals.

While academic advising is available to assist a student in their particular program of study, it is the student's responsibility to read the online catalog, track academic progress, seek advising, and meet all requirements for the completion of the degree as stated in the catalog.

All Computer Science students should read and accept the CS Academic Advising Contract.

Academic advising in Computer Science is available by appointment, drop-in, and/or email, as follows:


Email advising is available to any UA student, and is appropriate for quick questions involving:

  • General education requirements
  • Major requirements
  • Campus resources
  • Department resources
  • Dates/deadlines
  • Policies

Use the appropriate email address below:

Please allow 3-5 business days for a response to your email.

If the advisor you email determines that your email requires more than a quick response, they may request that you make an appointment instead.

Advising appointments are available to CS majors/pre-majors only, and are appropriate for the following:

  • Checking degree progress
  • Course registration
  • Incoming transfer student
  • Readmission / Back2UA / Second Start
  • Academic Warning / Academic Probation
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
  • Long-term planning of academic career
  • Study Abroad Course Approval
  • Apply to graduate / Degree Audit Worksheet

Schedule an appointment with your advisor through Trellis, up to one week in advance, using the following links:

  • CS majors/pre-majors, last names A-E: Sam Morrow
  • CS majors/pre-majors, last names F-L:  Matt Emory
  • CS majors/pre-majors, last names M-Q: [advisor TBD] (schedule with one of the other 3 advisors)
  • CS majors/pre-majors, last names R-Z: Valeria Martinez

If you do not see any available appointments, you may email your advisor directly to request a meeting time.
Non-CS students: please view our Prospective Students webpage

Appointments are generally 30 minutes.  However, during priority registration/advising (March to mid-April, and October to mid-November), appointments are 15-20 minutes max, for the following semester’s scheduling ONLY. (For more time-intensive advising, including a graduation plan, meet with your advisor again after registration is over.)


Drop-in advising is available to any UA student during the Fall and Spring semesters, and is appropriate for quick questions only (10-15 minutes max).

In person drop-in advising is offered Monday-Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm

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     Sign in when you arrive, and the first available advisor will be happy to meet with you.

Virtual drop-in advising is offered Mondays 2:00-4:00pm Via Zoom
To obtain the meeting ID, please sign into the advising queue HERE
During Priority Registration Season (March 13 - April 14) DROP IN ADVISING IS ONLY OPEN TO CS PRE MAJOR, MAJOR, and MINOR students.
Drop-in Advising will be both virtual and in-person, Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please be aware that this is a very busy time for advisors, and the 15 min meeting maximum timeframe will be enforced. You should also plan to wait a little to see an advisor if you chose to attend drop-in instead of scheduling an appointment. 

We CANNOT accommodate the following requests during drop-in advising:

  • SAP appeals
  • SACM
  • Degree audits
  • 4-year/Long-term plans

Please schedule an appointment with your advisor instead if you need to discuss one of these topics.

We also CANNOT accommodate the following during drop-in advising: